A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this is reminiscent of a super-ripe Saint-Émilion. It has both structure and sold black fruits, both of which speak of some good aging. Keep for 5–7 years.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.